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Achievements by students in Greater Nashua

Here is a listing of recent achievements by local students:

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Here is a listing of recent achievements by local students:

Carson Goh

BALTIMORE – Carson Goh, a student at Birch Hill Elementary School in Nashua, was recently honored as one of the brightest young students in the nation at a regional awards ceremony for academically advanced children sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

The center honored Carson, a participant in the CTY Talent Search, for his performance on a rigorous, above-grade-level test given to academically talented students in second through eighth grades.

Carson was one of more than 38,000 students from more than 120 countries who participated in the CTY Talent Search.

High School Film Festival

CONCORD – Red River Theatres hosted the seventh annual New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival on May 24, when 25 films by students from 12 high schools were shown.

The Public Service Announcement Award was awarded to “Empty Stage” by the Nashua Technology Center’s Jacob Lavoie, Angeleah Andrews and Colleen Finn. “One of the Lucky Ones” by Pinkerton Academy’s Michael Long and “Documented Alien” by the Nashua Technology Center’s Linda Abukhalaf received honorable mentions.

Jury Award finalists included “The Vision of an Innocent Soldier” by Alvirne High School’s John Roberts, “My Movie” by The Derryfield School’s Riley Greer and “Pieces of Me” by Salem High School’s Jessica DeRosa and Kathryn McDermot.

“Fragaria” by Pinkerton’s Noah Levin and Nick Auger, received the Team Kia Jury Award for Best in Show, which includes a $1,000 honorarium.

For more information about the festival, visit For more information about film and television production in New Hampshire, call 271-2220 or visit

Rubin Zou

The Steinway Society of Massachusetts announced the winners of its 2014 Piano Competition, which was held May 30-June 1 at Steinert Hall in Boston. A total of 130 young pianists took part in the competition.

Rubin Zou, of Nashua, was awarded second prize in Division 2 for grades 5-6.

Rosemary Mulvey

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. – The Academy of Notre Dame’s Drama Guild recently held its first International Thespian Society Induction and Awards. Sophomore Rosemary Mulvey, of Nashua, was awarded vice president scholar thespian status for students with a 3.5 GPA or higher.

The International Thespian Society is the Educational Theatre Association’s student honorary organization.

Bridget Bohan

POMFRET, Conn. – Bridget Bohan, of Nashua, was among the 105 graduates who received a diploma at the Pomfret School’s 120th graduation ceremony.

Bohan was the recipient of the Chick Cole Cup, awarded to the senior who has achieved excellence in creative arts and athletics.

Dakota Umbro

Dakota Umbro, 18, recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to participate in the third annual Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day.

Umbro, who grew up in Nashua and now lives in Berlin, was selected as one of 70 youths from across the country to participate. She spent a half-day shadowing U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., and meeting with legislative staff to discuss foster care issues.

Umbro participated in a luncheon and hearing featuring Dr. Phil McGraw and members from ABC Family’s “The Fosters.” She also attended a briefing at the White House with administration officials, where youth participants shared their experiences in the foster care system.

The event was organized by FosterClub in partnership with the Congressional Coalition for Foster Youth and Casey Family Programs.

For more information, visit or call 1-503-717-1552.

Sarah Regan

Sarah Regan, of Amherst, graduated recently from the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Conn.

Regan was the recipient of science and mathematics department honors at graduation. While at Loomis Chaffee, she was the secretary of the Pelican Service Organization, a tour guide, a peer counselor and a member of the Debate Society. She was the recipient of the Junior Philosophy, Psychology and Religion Prize.